Susanna Reed was overcome by emotions on Good Morning Britain on Monday, after receiving a heartbreaking message from a viewer.
The GMB stewardess couldn’t keep up, and she apologized before shut up because she choked.
She was reading a letter from a mother, which revealed that she was unable to see her 26-year-old son with autism – and he was not allowed to go home from his nursing home due to Corona Virus pandemic.
As Susanna began reading the letter, she sympathized with the mother before her tears struggled.
It started: “Susan is on The social networking site Facebook He says, ‘My son is severely autistic and lives in a nursing home.
“He’s stunned because he can’t see me … or … or go home to visit me, sorry.”
Suddenly her voice broke and she could not continue.
Dr. Hillary Jones set out to support Susanna and kept talking, giving her a moment to form herself.
She quickly explained the story and why it affected her so much, and co-host Pierce Morgan offered his support.
Susanna later said, “I’m so sorry I’m affected, but your stories are coming on people you can’t see in care homes …”
Pearce said, “This boy, and I can fully understand why Susanna is so upset, he’s 26 years old.”
The presenters discussed calls from relatives of those in care, including the elderly, to be allowed in to see them.
Many residents have been unable to see their loved ones for several months amid the pandemic, and they hope more rapid-results Covid tests will be available.
This can prove whether the resident or visitor has the virus, hopefully it means that they can visit and care for their family members.
Good Morning Britain broadcasts weekdays at 6 am on ITV.
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